Sebelius Urges Employers To Extend Coverage Early
Last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called on employers to immediately extend coverage to employees' children up to age 26. The new health reform law will require employers to extend coverage to young adults beginning in September or January, depending on the health plan's schedule. While more than 65 insurance companies have agreed to implement the provision ahead of schedule, few employers have adopted the measure thus far.
- "Employers Urged To Act Now To Expand Health Plans" (Pear, New York Times, 5/27).